Are you a high school graduate, looking for a new career or a lifelong learner? Do you love to cook? Do you thrive in high-energy environments? Then check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Professional Cooking program. Professional Cooking is Saskatchewan’s most recognized culinary training program and is quickly becoming a nationally and internationally recognized credential—it’s your fast track to a career.
Program participants gain fundamental skills in food preparation, cooking, time management, critical thinking and develop the confidence to advance their career in the world of food. Our graduates are working as cooks, kitchen managers, banquet chefs, sous chefs and chefs … in Saskatchewan, around the province, across Canada, on cruise ships, in vacation resorts and at upscale fishing lodges.
Professional Cooking is a one-year (35 week) certificate program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus and Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus. We’ll give you the kind of hands-on training you need to work as part of a culinary team. Our low student-to-instructor ratio means lots of one-on-one time with your instructors—all Red Seal certified cooks and many Certified Chefs de Cuisine. You’ll build knowledge and practical skills in:
- basic cooking principles
- food presentation
- kitchen management
- meat, seafood and poultry preparation
- quantity food production
- short-order food production
- safety, sanitation and WHMIS
Our Kitchen is Your Classroom
Approximately 70% of your “class” time is hands-on training in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s well-equipped kitchens. You’ll also get hands-on experience preparing foods for the campus cafeteria.
With this Saskatchewan Polytechnic credential, you may be eligible for credit towards apprenticeship training. To learn more, contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC).